HB Creativity is delighted to announce the winner and runners up of the second annual Instant Hook Literary Contest! This award, which is given to the writer who composes the most enticing first 300 words of an unpublished novel, drew submissions from every province of Canada, as well as from the...
Jean Rae Baxter
Jean Rae Baxter (née Fox) was born in Toronto but grew up in Hamilton. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Toronto and a B.Ed degree from Queen’s. She is an ex-copywriter and ex-teacher. Married to a Queen’s University English professor, she lived for many years in the Kingston area. Following her return to Hamilton in 1996, she kept the promise she had made to herself and began to write in earnest. As Co-chair of the Arts Hamilton Literary Advisory Committee and one of the organizers of the LiT LiVe Reading Series, Baxter is an active member of Hamilton’s writing community.